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Students can find the Honors Center at the Claire T. Carney Library, Room 220. Students can also locate the Honors College Director and our administrative assistant to ask any questions about the Honors College.

Honors College Staff

Amy Shapiro

Honors College Director

Honors College
Claire T. Carney Library 221

508-910-9051
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Dr. Shapiro's work has focused on the cognition underlying memory storage and retrieval in the classroom, laboratory and real world. She has examined the effect of the internet and classroom clickers on learning, the development of false memories and the organization of memory store. Her most recent research explores the personality characteristics and cognitive processes that underlie belief in conspiracy theories and misinformation. She seeks to uncover why it is that people who may use rigorous cognitive strategies in most areas of life employ more error-prone strategies when it comes to certain subjects (e.g., government or vaccines). Her work has been funded by the US Department of Education's IES program and the James S. McDonnell Foundation.


Brian Ayotte

Associate Professor

Psychology
Liberal Arts 347

508-999-9206
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Dr. Ayotte is interested in the role of individual and interpersonal factors on health-related attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes through the lifespan. His work includes the examination of health behaviors in married couples, health-related outcomes in healthcare employees, independent living skills in younger and older adults, health-related decision making, and other related work. In his life outside of work, he loves to swim, bike, run, and hike with his wife and dog.


Suzanne Melloni

Director of Student Support Services

Honors College
Claire T. Carney Library 222

508-999-9299
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Kristin Kadlec

Assistant Director of Student Support Services

Honors College
Claire T. Carney Library 224

508-999-8493
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Honors Council Leaders

Cameron McAlpine  
Student Director
Email: cmcalpine@umassd.edu

Kayla Carmona-Swisher 
Associate Student Director
Email: kcarmonaswisher@umassd.edu

Caitlin Flanagan 
Social Media Director & Event Coordinator
Email: cflanagan3@umassd.edu

Busola Awobode 
Content Creator
Email: bawobode@umassd.edu

Jillian DaCosta 
Community Service Director
Email: jdacosta3@umassd.edu

Efe Oboh-Idahosa 
Upper-Class Representative
Email: eidahosa@umassd.edu

Abigail Bernardo 
Secretary & Class Representative
Email: abernardo@umassd.edu

Honors Faculty

Glaucia Silva

Professor

Portuguese
Liberal Arts 396H

508-999-8271

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Heloisa Alves

Full Time Lecturer

Psychology
Liberal Arts 358

508-999-8381

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Jennifer Mulnix

Professor

Philosophy
Liberal Arts 355

508-910-6869

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Laura Hanzly

Full Time Lecturer

Bioengineering
Textiles 219A

508-999-8219

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Honors Committee

Avijit Gangopadhyay

Professor

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences
School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 230

508-910-6330

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Brian Ayotte

Associate Professor

Psychology
Liberal Arts 347

508-999-9206

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Chandra Orrill

Professor

STEM Education & Teacher Development
Liberal Arts 399L

774-929-3052

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Honggang Wang

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering 209B

508-999-8469

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Jay Zysk

Director

Office of Faculty Development
Claire T. Carney Library 215

508-910-6534

jzysk@umassd.edu

Jay Zysk

Associate Professor

English & Communication
Liberal Arts 343

508-999-8864

jzysk@umassd.edu

Kristen Sethares

Professor

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult
Dion 308B

508-999-9148

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Mark Silby

Associate Professor

Biology
Main 393A

508-999-8364

mark.silby@umassd.edu

Olivia Piepmeier

Assistant Librarian

Library / Information Services
Claire T. Carney Library 237

508-999-8526

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Paul Bacdayan

Associate Professor

Management & Marketing
Charlton College of Business 201

508-999-8435

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Stephanie McGoldrick

FullTime Lecturer

Art & Design
College of Visual & Performing Arts 352A

508-999-8740

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Honors Committee - Student Member

 

Vanessa Charles 

Biology, Class of 2022

vcharles@umassd.edu

 

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